The Six Disciplines® Methodology

Six Disciplines is a management system for purpose-driven leaders determined to engage people in shared purpose – unlocking potential, increasing fulfillment and improving performance. The foundation of the system is the Six Disciplines Methodology -- six proven processes for aligning strategy, operations and individuals around shared purpose. Each discipline takes you and your team one step closer to organizational excellence. The Six Disciplines also promote transparency, sustainability and continuous learning by integrating on-going coaching, leadership development and easy-to-use cloud apps into a complete management system.

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Discipline I: Strategic Vision

‘What will we be great at?” This is the question that the first discipline challenges the leadership team to answer. In most organizations we work with the members of the leadership team start with a different vision of what the organization should ‘have’, ‘do’ and ‘be’. By collaborating to answer a series of important questions, the leadership team develops a shared vision that articulates clearly what the organization's purpose is and what it is going to excel at over the long term.

Develop a Strategic Vision ›


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Discipline II: Strategic Change Management

The second big question the leadership team explores is “how will we guide our organization to reach our vision?” “What needs to change and how quickly?” In this discipline the strategy team works to develop a broad framework that helps the rest of the organization translate the strategic vision into near term actions. Leaders build a roadmap of proposed important goal targets and a list of vital change projects. The result is a shared clarity that is used to engage the rest of the organization in figuring out how to do what is being proposed or how to change what is being proposed.

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Discipline III: Operational Alignment

The third big question to be addressed by the rest of the organization is “how do we allocate resources over the next year so that we can continue to “run the organization” on a day to day basis AND at the same time begin to invest to change the organization in pursuit of its long-term vision?” The strategy team has been thinking in a perfect world what we would like to become. The people on the front lines however, have to address the real world of what it takes to deliver products or services and sell and support customers each day. A strategy for balancing short term and long-term priorities can only be answered by supporting the people who do the work to understand the vision and by providing all possible assistance to help them figure out the best way to get there. The end result of this discipline is a roadmap of operating plans and change initiative plans to guide the next year.

Align All Systems for the Same Goals ›


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